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Sturgeon Counselling

Therapy for living fully

To love the life you're living. In-person therapy in Ottawa and virtual therapy across Ontario.

In-Person & Virtual Appointments

No Waitlist

Daytime, Evenings, & Weekends

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Are you going through the motions?

Whether it’s anxiety, depression, or trauma – the pain of getting through the day can feel like too much. Maybe you’ve tried all the ways to feel better with no success.

We help you learn to unhook from unhelpful thoughts and patterns that are keeping you from living the life you want.

Our practice is a sanctuary from the chaos, a place where you can regain control, and find peace within yourself.

Understand who you are and what you need to feel relief in your life.

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Our Therapy Services

We provide personalized, high-quality counselling and therapy services in Ottawa, Nepean, and across Ontario. Offering holistic individualized treatment plans for every client.

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Individual Therapy

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Teen Therapy (10+)

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Couples Therapy


Areas We Support

Our counselling team has extensive experience working with a variety of concerns and types of clients and is equipped to combine different therapeutic modalities based on your needs and preferences. If you‘re seeking a specific type of help you don‘t see below, please reach out via our contact form.

Disordered Eating & Body Image

Trauma & PTSD Therapy

EMDR Therapy

Relationship Challenges

Parenting Support

Infertility Challenges

Neurodivergent Support

About Us

Why Work With Sturgeon Counselling

Work on the self is the best work you can do.

When you’re struggling with managing your feelings and keeping up with the daily demands of life, it can feel like you’re last on your priority list. You know you want more happiness and peace but don’t know where to start or what you need.

We provide the support and tools to help you get unstuck and live with more calm and ease.

Our diverse team of therapists is committed to meeting every client’s mental health needs with a focus on inclusivity and warmth, we utilize a variety of approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and EMDR Therapy.

Our practice was built on the philosophy that with the right help, you can overcome any hurdle life throws your way.

When you’re ready to feel more in control – we can help.

Rachel Sturgeon is a Registered Psychotherapist and the owner of Sturgeon Counselling in Nepean

Rachel Sturgeon

Clinical Director
Registered Psychotherapist, M.A., RP, CCC


Our clients range from diverse backgrounds, challenges, and situations. There is a therapist for everyone who walks through our doors.


We provide non-judgmental understanding and empathy to support you in navigating tough feelings and challenges.


We listen with genuine kindness and care, creating a safe space to feel comfortable expressing yourself openly and honestly.

Meet Our Team

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How Our Therapy Works

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We Get To Know You

We take the time to understand you, your history, current challenges, and future aspirations. We want to hear your story and build a strong foundation for the therapeutic relationship.

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We Develop A Plan

We work with you to identify your goals and what you want to get out of your therapy. Together, we create a custom plan of how to get you there.

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We Work Together

We work together to identify the roadblocks that have stopped you from reaching your goals and how to work through them towards a more authentic life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, we will meet more regularly, often weekly, for the first part of the therapeutic process and then space sessions out as things move forward on the therapeutic journey.

Many health insurance providers will cover services offered by a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) or Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Please check your plan coverage as each individuals benefit plan is different in terms of what is covered. 

We understand that stepping into your first therapy session might come with a mix of emotions, from nerves and fears to anticipation. It’s natural to feel this way, and acknowledging these feelings is a brave first step. Remember, you’ve got this, and looking back, you’ll be proud of yourself for starting this journey.

During your initial sessions, our main goal is to get to know you better. We’re interested in learning about your background, your experiences, and your aspirations. It’s important for us to understand who you are, where you’ve been, and where you’d like to go in your life, including the person you aim to become.

We are here to offer our support, not just in your first session but throughout our journey together. Our practice is built on inclusivity, compassion, and safety, and we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming space where you can explore your feelings and thoughts openly.

There are a number of factors that go into finding the right therapist. We recommend reading through profiles and seeing if one or two stand out to you and booking a free 20-minute consultation with one or more therapists. In that consultation, you will get a feel for the therapist. Alternatively, if the choice feels overwhelming we can help you!

Contact us through the contact form and we can walk you through a few questions to narrow down your options and make a recommendation.

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How To Get Started

If you’re ready to get started with Sturgeon Counselling, reach out! You can book a free phone consultation online using the button below. Free consultations are optional but provide an opportunity to answer any questions you have.

If you’d like to get booked in for an appointment, you can:

  • Reach out to the therapist you’d like to work with (see their bios for their individual emails)
  • Call us
  • Email us
  • Submit an inquiry via the contact form

Call Us


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Send Us A Message

Let us know how we can help you! We will respond to all inquiries within 1 business day.

Sturgeon Counselling In Nepean

When you’re ready for change.

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